Alabama hip-hop is in the spotlight this week. On the local scene, Venom’s latest verbal bullet has been coursing through the Internet. For those not familiar with the local artist, Venom began his rhythmic journey at the age of 13.

Yelawolf’s new album “Love Story” is available now.

Yelawolf’s new album “Love Story” is available now.

During those early days, Venom used hip-hop as a therapeutic means of expression. Since then, he has evolved into a “lyrical cannibal ready to go.” Many know Venom as an extremely versatile hip-hop artist. He has been known to lace his poetry into the sounds of Underhill Family Orchestra and rap over beat-boxing provided by Jimmy Lee (Port Wine Stain, Black Titan).

Venom fans are now sampling the rapper’s newest single “I Just Wanna Be Comfortable” where he switches up verses highlighted by soulful vocals that borderline crooning with rapid fire verbal work that shows his prowess as a true emcee. Those interested in getting a dose of Venom’s latest work should visit his page at

Yelawolf howling again

Many will be watching the Geico 500 at the Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. Those viewing this automotive spectacular should watch for Alabama hip-hop superstar Yelawolf. He will be holding the pit marker for the BK Racing Team’s #26 car. In addition, he will also join forces with Maxim for a meet and greet on race day.

With his memorable performances at Soul Kitchen and Hangout Fest, Yelawolf has developed an impressive regional and even national following. This appearance at Talladega coincides with his latest effort through The Slumerican/Shady Records/Interscope. “Love Story” is Yelawolf’s third full-length release. For this one, he entered the iconic Blackbird Studio in Las Vegas to lay down tracks.

From the production chair, Eminem guided Yelawolf throughout the creation process. Yelawolf is sticking to his trademark style with “Love Story.” This album is filled with Bama-centric roughneck anthems that are delivered with a rhythm and style all his own. Since its release, “Love Story” has been pleasing both fans and critics alike.